Apparently, being a civil servant in Australia guarantees protections beyond the workplace, all the way into the coital nest, in fact.
An Australian court ruled earlier this month that a bureaucrat injured while having sex during a business trip is eligible for worker's compensation benefits.
The woman was hospitalized after being injured in 2007 during sex with a male friend while staying in a motel in the town of Nowra, 100 miles south of her hometown of Sydney. A glass light fitting was torn from its mount above the bed and landed on her face during the escapades, injuring her nose and mouth. She later suffered depression and was unable to continue working for the government.
"If the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room, she would be entitled to compensation even though it could not be said that her employer induced her to engage in such activity," a judge wrote about the case.